On Wednesday, the Mumbai police revealed that 4 five-star hotels had received bomb threats via email. The email sent purportedly by Lashkar-e-Taiba mentions that a terrorist would arrive in the respective hotel within 24 hours. The sender of the email has asked the hotel management to deposit 100 bitcoins within a timeframe to avoid deaths and explosions from taking place. Asserting that the terrorists would not hesitate to kill the families of the hotel employees, the email mentions that the former are not afraid of death.
The police immediately got into action mode and increased the security of the hotels. The email is also being probed in connection to US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to India. A team of the Mumbai police visited hotels such as Ramada Hotel and Leela Hotel but failed to find any suspicious object or activity. Subsequently, the Joint Commissioner of Police confirmed that the police was investigating the email threat to the hotels.
Joint CP Crime, Mumbai Police: Four five-star hotels in Mumbai have received a bomb threat over e-mail. The sender of the email claims to be from Lashkar-e-Taiba; police investigating the e-mail pic.twitter.com/TGBneo9p5V— ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2020